Read-a-Thon 2014 is in full swing!
Sunday, February 2, 2014 6:30 AM


Don’t blame the band if your LC child came home singing “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister on Friday morning. It was all part of an epic performance by the third graders to kick off the “Rock & Read” 2014 Read-a-Thon month long tour! Last year, the reading goal was 375,000 at home reading minutes. K - 5 rocked that and read an amazing 450,000 minutes! This year, were going for 500,000 at home reading minutes. $29,000 in pledge money for the LHCS PTA was raised in 2013. Think we can have an encore performance and raise over $30,000 this year? Read-a-Thon packets were sent home on Friday afternoon. Please take a moment to review the information – we have some GREAT prizes to give out this year. Want to quiz your child? Ask them why March 7th is so important! Don’t have your packets? No problem! Download an extra copy here. We’ll see you on the tour! Until then, keep on rocking.


Family Author Night - February 6 Come join us at Lower Campus from 6:30 - 8pm for a fun evening with local author, Deborah Jo Larson, as our guest speaker! Ms. Larson wrote “One Frozen Lake” hoping that it would evoke warm memories for generations of ice-fishers, who know firsthand that there is no better way to bond with someone than to share a tiny ice shack and wait for the fish to bite! Deborah’s book will be available for purchase [$17/cash or check] or bring in your own to get signed. You can learn more about Debra and her award winning book on her website: If that wasn’t fun enough, we’ll also have wintery themed snacks for our ice fishers in the ice shack [aka the Commons area]. Scholastic will also be on hand for their RevUp Reading Book Fair! This is event is geared towards K - 3 families.


Friday, February 7Literary Character Day and/or Channel your Inner Rock Star As part of the Read-a-Thon, students, teachers, and staff are invited to dress up as their favorite literary character or feel free to channel your inner rock star. Who will you be? Laura Ingalls Wilder, Steven Tyler, Miss Frizzle, Axel Rose, Pippi Longstocking, Cat in the Hat, Michael Jackson, Captain Underpants, Cyndi Lauper, The Fly Guy, Taylor Swift, Harry Potter, Eddie VanHalen, Nancy Drew, Joan Jett or Greg Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)? The possibilities are endless! The school asks that the costumes be safe, fun and appropriate. Students should leave masks and violent type costumes and accessories at home.


Used Book Collection at LC & UC Used Book Collection has now started at each campus and will continue through Monday, February 24. Please bring gently used books that are no more than 10 years old to either the front desk at Lower Campus or the Media Center at Upper Campus and place them in the specially marked box.


We ask that only children’s/young adult fiction and non-fiction books are donated. Books should be appropriate for each campus (Grades K - 3/LC, Grades 4 - 8/UC). Sale will be held during the school day on February 27 and 28.